40 THINGS YOU SHOULD DO AND SEE IN NEW YORK CITY

After four trips to New York City in the last 2 years, I've put together a list of the 40 things you should do and see in New York City. Some of them are your usual tourist traps, but others may be things you haven't heard of or thought to try yet. One of the great things about the city is that there is just so much to see and do, and it is constantly changing. On every trip I've wandered through Central Park, and every time I've stumbled upon something I hadn't before. Here's a comprehensive list of 40 things you should see and do in New York City:

40. Visit Bushwick and Williamsburg to explore some amazing street art projects

39. Check out the Chrysler Building

38. Eat a bagel

- try the birthday cake bagel from Tompkins Square Bagels

37. Visit the Museum of Natural History

36. Push your way through the thousands of tourits in Times Square

35. Ride the Subway

34. Go shopping on Fifth Avenue

33. Check out the Museum of Modern Art

32. Relax in Washington Square Park

31. Visit the Flat Iron Building

30. Explore the New York Public Library

- view the original Winnie the Pooh bear and company on display in the Children's Center

29. Enjoy the tastes of Eataly

Do not miss the Nutella bar. I repeat. Do not miss the Nutella Bar. 

28. Explore Little Italy and munch on a cannoli 

27. See a show on Broadway - Wicked is a must-see!

26. Have fun at Coney Island

25. Visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art

24. Take a walking tour through Harlem and visit the Apollo Theatre

23. Take a stroll through the Brooklyn Botanical Garden

23. Bite into a slice of New York pizza

21. Check out a show at the Radio City Musical Hall

20. See the Statue of Liberty

- use the Staten Island Ferry (free) to head out onto the water to see it, or head for a tour on Ellis Island. 

19. Taking a walking tour through each of New York's boroughs

18. Head to Brooklyn for a snap of iconic DUMBO

Down under the Manhatten Bridge, shot from Brooklyn, New York

17. Eat food from a street vendor

16. Browse through the jewelry displays at Tiffany's

15. Explore Chinatown

14. Treat yourself to a fancy meal at a fantastic New York Restaurant

- Bagatelle in the Meat Packing District is legendary for amazing food and a crazy night club Sunday Brunch. 

13. Explore Greenwich Village

12. Visit the Rockafeller Center 

11. See the Empire State Building and New York from Top of the Rock

10. Visit the 9/11 Memorial and Museum

9. Visit the Freedom Tower and go to the top to see New York City

8. Explore the Highline

7. After the Highline, visit the Chelsea Market for great food, pop-up markets and Brooklyn Fleas

6. Party on a rooftop 

5. Eat a ramen noodle burger and other delicious treats at Smorgasburg

4. Explore the secrets of Central Park

3. Zoom to the top of the Empire State Building for spectacular views of the city

2. Walk across the Brooklyn Bridge - take the subway into Brooklyn and walk back into Manhatten

1. My favorite building in New York City: Grand Central Station

Have you been to New York? What was your favorite thing to do or see there? What would you do on this list? Do you know of anything I should add? Tell me in the comments below :)